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UK says 'disagreements' between Moscow and Wagner Group reveal 'difficulties' in Bakhmut offensive

MADRID, 7 Mar.

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UK says 'disagreements' between Moscow and Wagner Group reveal 'difficulties' in Bakhmut offensive


The intelligence services of the United Kingdom have highlighted this Tuesday that the "public disagreements" between the Russian Ministry of Defense and the Wagner Group reveal the "difficulties" in maintaining the current level of offensive against the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, located in the Donetsk region (east).

"The public disagreements between the Wagner Group and the Russian Defense Ministry over the delivery of ammunition underscore the difficulty of sustaining the high level of personnel and ammunition required to advance with their current tactics," they argued, according to a series of messages published by the British Ministry of Defense through its account on the social network Twitter.

Thus, they have stressed that "the Ukrainian defense of Bakhmut continues to degrade the forces on both sides" and have stated that "the Ukrainian forces probably stabilized their defensive perimeter over the weekend after previous Russian advances north of the city."

"A Russian attack on or about March 2 destroyed a bridge over the only paved supply road in Bakhmut still under Ukrainian control. Muddy conditions are likely hurting Ukrainian supply efforts as they increasingly resort to unpaved routes. ", they have settled.

The assessment of the British intelligence services comes a day after the head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeni Prigozhin, a key ally of the Kremlin on the Ukrainian combat front, denounced that the Russian government continues without sending the theoretically promised ammunition to its mercenaries. and speculate on the possible reasons: "ordinary bureaucracy or treason".

Prigozhin already accused Moscow in February of not supplying ammunition to Wagner's mercenaries, with direct criticism of the military leadership in which he was already waving accusations of "treason". After public reproaches, he announced that the issue had been resolved. However, on Monday he stressed that "most of the ammunition has not been sent."